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May Newsletter
Friends of Clark Street,

Spring is finally in the air and we are gearing up for the nicer weather! The street is coming to life with unique specials and fun events, including our annual restaurant crawl Cravings on Clark! Find out how to register, which restaurants are participating in this year's crawl, and the other great festivities happening on the corridor this May! 

 -The Clark Street Team
Neighborhood News, Events & Reminders
Cravings on Clark Restaurant Lineup! 

Cravings on Clark is just over a month away and tickets are now on sale. Don't miss your chance to enjoy tastings from over 15 restaurants...and counting!  Hungry diners, pick up your culinary passport at 2558 N. Clark and begin your culinary journey, savoring bite-sized samples at each stop, free pedicab rides along the route, and specials throughout the neighborhood! 

Purchase your tickets now at VisitClarkStreet.com/Cravings. Plus, find out the restaurant lineup and which shops are providing specials and deals along the way! 

Sharing Success: Technology Tales from Small Business Innovators
Tuesday, May 17 | 8:00 - 9:30 am

Join the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and an exquisite panel of neighborhood small business owners, including Chelsea Jones Shoes and Four Corners Tavern Group, as they share their successes with technology. Plus, get the opportunity to connect with local business leaders who are taking innovative and creative approaches to running their business!  

Learn more and register today! A lso enjoy complimentary breakfast bites from our very own Vanille Patisserie.
Save the Date: Josh Moulton Fine Art Gallery Celebrates Five Years

Congratulations to Josh Moulton Fine Art Gallery who is about to celebrate their five year anniversary! To mark the gallery's anniversary and honor its patrons, Josh Moulton is hosting a celebration on Thursday, June 23 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, wine and beer, plus a special giveaway. 

The community is welcomed, but guests must RSVP to attend. Learn more and RSVP here.

A Sweet Honor for Vanille Patisserie

Congratulations to Vanille Patisserie for being named a 2016 James Tyree Award finalist.  The James Tyree Award honors up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are making an impact that goes beyond the bottom line. Each year the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce honors the legacy of James Tyree by presenting the Tyree Award, propelling an emerging Chicago entrepreneur to new heights.  The award winner will be announced in June . Best of luck to the hardworking team at Vanille! 
Lincoln Central's 3rd Annual Spring Zing!
June 4 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Step into spring with a little zing! Lincoln Central Association's  3rd annual Spring Zing  is just a few weeks away at the corner of Lincoln and Dickens. This year's Spring Zing will offer fun festivities for all ages, as well as creative educational activities.  Learn more here !  
There's Still Time to Enter BankFinancial's Coloring Contest

There's only a couple more weeks to get in on the  BankFinancial Spring Coloring Contest!  Now through May 27th, k ids ages 14 and younger are eligible to participate in the contest and win a savings account including a $10 opening deposit. Find out all the rules and how your children can participate online at  VisitClarkStreet.com .   
Choose Your Urban Adventure at ChicaGO24
Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15

Whether you love history or you're just curious about the city you live in, the Chicago History Museum has a tour for you! Bringing back it's annual event, ChicaGo24, the museum has crafted a series of unique tours with expert guides all within 24 hours! The exclusive tours will take you to hidden gems in Chicago and reveal essential stories about the city.  Check out the schedule of tours and hurry to register before it's too late!
Outdoor Farmer's Markets Back in Session

While the soggy weather has really swooped in this week, we know once the outdoor farmer's markets begin, warmer and sunny days aren't far behind! 

Green City Market  has officially moved back outdoors in Lincoln Park! Swing by every Saturday and Wednesday from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm through October 29, 2016 and enjoy the great outdoors!
Lincoln Park Zoo Celebrates Summer! 

The Lincoln Park Zoo has curated an awesome line-up of events to kick-off summer. Find out all that's happening throughout the coming weeks and make sure to take a few short steps over to Clark Street in Lincoln Park when visiting the zoo! 
For a complete list of upcoming events at the Lincoln Park Zoo, click here
A Bit of Spring Cleaning is Coming to Clark Street

Springtime brings about rejuvenation and both Clark Street and Diversey Parkway will soon be getting a face lift after a chilly winter. In the next few weeks, be on the look out for some of our beautification efforts, which include:
  • Kicking off Art on Clark 3D by installing 10 public art sculptures (some of which you might recognize from 2015's program) by local Chicago artists.
  • Landscaping the public walkway, including planting colorful flowers in the planter boxes and hanging flower baskets.
  • Power washing the sidewalks along Clark Street from Armitage to Diversey and the south side of Diversey from Orchard to Lakeview.
Check back to VisitClarkStreet.com for the latest news on the "spring cleaning" efforts.  

Meet A Merchant
A Happy Experience Like No Other
Holtzmann's | 2304 N. Clark

For Pamela and Pat Holtzmann the calling to jewelry may have been obvious, but for this wife and husband duo, they never expected the relationships they would build over their nearly twenty years in business. In their eyes, jewelry is a happy business; everyone walks in happy and leaves happy. Jewelry often marks a celebratory occasion or that special moment, plus it's a big investment, so customers want...  read more.

Welcome to Clark Street! 

2754 N. Clark
The Starbucks at 617 W. Diversey has moved to the heart of the vibrant Clark and Diversey intersection. Starbucks has become a beacon for coffee lovers everywhere and their customers can count on friendly and genuine service. So swing by and visit the neighborhood's newest Starbucks! 

Clark Street in Lincoln Park
c/o Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce
 1925 N. Clybourn, Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 880-5200